A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Iquique in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.93 km (22 miles). The temblor was reported at 06:12:10 / 6:12 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/04/18 / 2018-04-05 11:12:10 / April 5, 2018 @ 11:12 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000dux6. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dux6. Exact location of earthquake, -70.6056° West, -20.3819° South, depth 34.93 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 51 km WSW of Iquique, Chile.
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